Box Truck Driver Slams Into Multiple Cars, Injures Nine People In Indian River County
A driver injured nine people, four seriously, when he slammed his box truck into several cars, according to officials.
Cops say the driver, who has not been identified, was driving a large Enterprise rental truck north on 10th Avenue when he began his path of destruction. He smashed into a total of seven vehicles between 42nd and 44th streets.
The truck driver ditched his banged-up ride a little north of 43rd Street and started yelling that someone was after him, according to a 53-year old witness, who saw the chaos unfold as he was catching the Jets game at a bar across the street.
“He was in a panicked state as he jumped out of the truck screaming, ‘Help me, help me he’s chasing me,’” the witness told FHP.
Moments later, a man in a black Mercedes Benz pulled up saying the truck driver had hit his and several other cars.
The witness grabbed the truck driver to keep him from fleeing and to stop him from fighting with the Mercedes owner in the middle of the street, he said.
“I had to keep them both apart until police officers intervened,” he said.
In total, nine people went to the hospital including the truck driver and the police officer, officials said. Five had minor injuries and three were listed as serious.
The incident is still under investigation.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving a box truck, which ultimately, resulted in serious injuries. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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